Hand x machinE: SElections From Jumpstart

November 12, 2016 – January 14, 2017
The annual Jumpstart fashion show challenges Moore's students to create a garment within the first few weeks of the fall semester around a specific theme. This year they found inspiration from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's recent exhibition Manus x Machina which "explores how fashion designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear." The students utilized both handwork and technology to create designs that demonstrate how tradition meets innovation.


January 28 – March 11, 2017
RAIR is a nonprofit organization that builds awareness about sustainability issues through art and design – situated inside a construction and demolition waste recycling company in northeast Philadelphia, RAIR offers artists studio space and access to more than 350 tons of materials per day. Since 2010, RAIR has provided a unique platform for artists to work at the intersection of art, industry and sustainability, while producing content that challenges perceptions of waste culture. This exhibition reexamines some of the residencies, special projects and performances that RAIR has supported and faciliated in its short but growing history as a flourishing and sustainability-conscious arts organization.


January 28 – March 11, 2017
Ana Peñalba’s practice is built upon continuous research that explores architectural systems and theories, ultimately interpreting their cultural significance through collaborations and varying creative disciplines. This exhibition presents Peñalba’s most recent work that was created during her fall 2016 residency at RAIR where she had the opportunity to examine Philadelphia’s architectural history and interpret its crowd identity through “spatial post-productions,” past and present. 


January 28 – March 11, 2017
Mark Stockton is a draftsman invested in the intimacy of the hand-made – he is fascinated with the visual vernacular of American culture with a specific interest in individualism. Inspired by historical drawings and printmaking, he employs portraiture to depict contemporary icons who are known for their complex identities. Stockton's practice combines heavy reasearch referencing historical photographs, biographical nonfiction sources and literary history with time-intensive traditional drawing techniques to expand and connect the relationships in his subject matter. This exhibition presents new and recent works completed in the last five years.


January 28 – March 11, 2017
Paper Giants is an ongoing project that brings together the works of three independently working New York-based artists: Ky Anderson, Meg Lipke and Vicki Sher. The exhibition was conceived in 2013 as a means of investigating individual ideas within a shared space and format (while maintaining each artist's own studio practice) and, at the same time producing a collective body of work that is meant to be shown together. Each work is exactly 72 x 60 inches on heavyweight paper and while all three artists utilize varying colors, mediums and composition, their collaborative rigor is decidedly evident.